Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class.
Plan ahead to get reasonably priced tickets for next summer's Wimbledon championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and see live tennis.
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast—they must also develop a personal chemistry, allowing for the direct and subliminal communication that brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this article.
Randall "Tex" Cobb was a character of epic and hilarious proportions. A championship contender, kickboxer, karate black belt, football player, actor, scholar, songwriter, bar-brawler, etc...This guy gave new meaning to the term renaissance man.
Many great female tennis players have graced the courts over the years. Ever wonder who the best of the best is? Here is my list of the top 10 female tennis players of the Open Era.
Find out how to build a golf studio and simulator in the comfort of your own home for less than $700. Never again will the weather or lack of sunlight prevent you from playing your favorite sport.
I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. Some of them also happened to practice martial arts. Read on to find out more.
Despite his son having a severe case of cerebral palsy, Dick Hoyt participated in marathon races as well as Ironman Triathlons and more with his son Rick. Their special relationship has inspired millions of people.
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
Imagine getting free product and gear to use, travelling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks, and ultimately getting paid to do what you love: skateboarding!
Here we explore Karate games primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they are an effective engagement for working with any group of children in various settings.
Three mainstays of Aikido weapons training are the Jo staff, Tanto knife and Bokken sword. Join me as we take a look at all three.
The Ryder Cup scoring works slightly differently to the usual golf tournaments you see in that it is a matchplay tournament rather than strokeplay. Find out exactly how the Ryder Cup scoring works in this article.
Learn about pickleball, an outdoor game similar to table tennis, played on a badminton court with paddles and a whiffle ball. Read up on the rules of the game, a description of the court and equipment, and lots of resources for people looking for places to play, including leagues and tournaments.
If you want to stop a fight before it has even started, then learning how to deliver a good and devastating hit in one strike will help. This article is about how to practice hitting the solar plexus to finish things quickly.
Ayrton Senna was one of the bests to grace the F1 world. A tragic event cuts short his career. What happened? Let’s find out.
Some players do well in practice but struggle to perform in matches due to nerves. This article offers 10 tips to calm anxiety on the court.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-any-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them.
If you're looking for the best watch for swimming laps, this is a good place to start. There are a lot of brands, but not all of them are equal. Learn what to look for and read a few reviews here.
In Georgian Britain, pedestrianism was all the rage and large crowds gathered to watch men walk over vast distances. Eventually, the practice became an Olympic event.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
Okay, I'm assuming that it is the night before your big local tournament, club scramble, or club championship. These mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who want to shave a couple of strokes off of their game. After all, golf is about as mentally stringent as sports come.
Schumacher and Hill’s collision was so remarkable in terms of the outcome that it is discussed even today. So, what happened?
Points to consider about the sport of skateboarding today. It is not only healthy but fun. Meet one individual who knows first-hand what makes this activity a positive experience at any age.
Schumacher had an eventful end to the 1994 season after colliding with Hill. Hill collided twice in 1995 with Schumacher. 1996 was a new year but would the contest continue?
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
Not many know that the fictional Rocky Balboa is based on a real person named Chuck Wepner. He was a small time boxer who got the chance of a lifetime and inspired many with his raw courage.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
I have a lot of experience on the courts over the years. Here are my 12 singles tennis strategy tips to help you to improve your game.
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
If you want to be an outstanding gymnastics teacher, follow this guide. It will teach you what you need to know about being the best teacher you can be.
The UFC has introduced leg reaches in their tale of the tape. Though not crucial, they can still have a slight influence on how a fight will play out.
First time at a track and field meet or first time on a team? Here is a list of suggested items that you should be packing in your bag.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
It was the height of the sexual revolution and Billy Jean King wasn't going to let retired tennis player Bobby Riggs reverse the progress that she and the women's movement had achieved. But how was the mob involved?
Though of a different era and having different personalities, there were some similarities between Michael and Ayrton Senna. Interestingly, it has to do with their driving style. Read on.
Have you ever heard of the sport called power tumbling? It is similar to gymnastics... but different! Read on to find out exactly what power tumbling involves, how it compares to traditional gymnastics and whether it is the right sport for you.
Colorado is home to many beautiful, technical disc golf courses in the Denver area and beyond. Check out this list of both free and paid disc courses to visit.
Aikido is a peaceful martial art that focuses on using your mind in concert with your body in such a way that harnessing Ki energy becomes second nature.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in it's curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.
Here we explore the use of math in martial arts. Geometry and use of angles and shapes such as circles and triangles for movement and footwork, and physics for movement, power, and energy.
When grass isn't an option, a practice mat is an essential investment for the avid golfer. Here is a review of the top 5 golf practice mats for every budget.
Learning how to serve in tennis is important, as an effective serve can give you a big advantage over your opponent. I outline the four main types of serve.
This strategy highlights the pusher's biggest weaknesses: they have no passing shot. If you employ this strategy, and don't error yourself out of the game, the lobber actually cannot beat you. Enjoy!
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half-guard concepts.
Some basic tactics, advice and get out of jail cards for Squash beginners, from what to avoid when playing, where to stand and what to wear on your feet!
Back in the day, there were many wrestling territories and Vince McMahon raided the territories in order to be the king of the mountain. He did whatever he could to decimate the competition.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
This will cover the steps leading up to your skater's first moves test. You'll find out where you can test, what you need to bring, and how the scheduling works.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon queue to obtain centre court tickets for the tennis championship.
Golfers everywhere are looking for the right, correct swing that will lower their scores, improve distance and accuracy, and make them happier on the golf course.
Competitive girls gymnastics is organized into levels. Level 5 is the second compulsory level. Learn more about what is required in the USA gymnastics (USAG) program.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
Finding some good running shoes for overpronation can be a daunting task. This article takes a look at a few of my favorites and offers some reviews to help you find the right fit.
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful, and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics. This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This article details the good, the bad, and everything in between.
This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self-defence move!
In 1998, Ferrari was a distant shadow of the all-conquering McLaren F1 car. Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari was the only who could keep up and win. Find out more.
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
These tips and techniques, and a little preparation, could save your life. Reduce your chance of being a victim and know what to do in the event of an attack.
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
Teaching gymnastics skills correctly is similar to teaching academics because kids learn what they practice. If you take the time to teach a child good basics, they will benefit from the time you spend. A good foundation of skills is the best thing you can give your athlete.
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2-foot high quarters are the perfect size for sharpening your mini-ramp skills and learning new tricks.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Schumacher was a seven-time world champion while Senna was ruthless and unparalleled. Both had a brief period of overlap on the F1 track. The rivalry could have been the next big thing if not for an unfortunate end.
For success at gymnastics competitions, there are a number of elements: (1) consistent strength and stretching; (2) healthy diet; (3) adequate sleep; and (4) positive self-talk. Here's how you can accomplish each of these elements and have your best gymnastics meet ever!
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
Jack Johnson (nicknamed the Galveston Giant) was the first African American boxer to win the heavyweight boxing title during the Jim Crow era. Johnson became a boxing legend after defeating the reining white champion Tommy Burns
This is the story of a boxing jester who went toe to toe with a bear, a kangaroo, and an octopus. A man who once ate 52 hot dogs right before a fight and even dropped the immortal Joe Louis to the canvas with a left hook. Oh, there's more!
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
Consider this article a bit of a “cheat sheet” to the US Open. Here, you’ll find just enough information to sound like an Arthur Ashe aficionado the next time you get talking tennis.
If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...
How does a Formula 1 car compare with another one? Especially when both cars can do about 350 kmph. Let’s find out.
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. She is the first amputee to swim in the Olympics when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Mildred Burke began her career wrestling men at carnivals. She is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and an inductee into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
A lot of great tennis players have come and gone over the years. Ever wonder who is considered the greatest of all time? Here is my list of the top ten greatest men's tennis players of the Open Era.